funding for this program was provided by... ng etingil is wesowio mast ncns. wdu tamntresst esr f shld you p if proemchil cla wdu tamntresst inat h esr bend our rch pe utwn vesch i joae herick, thlis ofommu wh anis there' denng theare a powerful and significant pres in our work. in this program, we're going to look at the importance of maintaining stable and quality relationships with our children's families. we'll discuss what we can do to keep the lines of communication open between school and home. but we won't do it alone. we'll talk with parents and teachers from a number of different early childhood programs-- family daycare homes, head start, university-based lab schools, and private child care centers-- and we'll learn all about their firsthand experiences of dealing with and responding to the needs of children and their families. you must be gabrielle's dad. i'm eleanor. good to meet you. hendrick: there's an old adage, "when we support the family, we support the child." but the opposite is true, too. when we ignore the family, we ignore a vital part of knowing the child.